Nkana F.C.

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Nkana FC
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Full name Nkana Football Club
Nickname(s) Kalampa (The Reds), Red Devils
Founded 1935
Ground Nkana Stadium, Wusakili, Kitwe
Capacity 10,000
Chairman Evaristo Kabila
Manager Zeddy Saileti
League MTN/FAZ Super Division
2013 1st

Nkana FC is a Zambian football club based in Kitwe that plays in the MTN/FAZ Super Division. It is largely Zambia's most successful and popular football club. They play their home games at Nkana Stadium in Wusakili, Kitwe.

The club is currently sponsored by Mopani Copper Mines.[1]

History[edit]

Nkana FC is one of Zambia’s oldest football clubs having been formed in 1935 in Kitwe's Wusakili township. The club was founded under the name of Rhokana United FC before it changed to Nkana Red Devils. In 1990, they were runners-up in the African Cup of Champions, the only Zambian team to ever reach the finals.

Over the years, Nkana have accumulated a record of success having won the Premier League title twelve times, most recently in 2013.

On 23 May 2014, head coach Masautso Mwale died in a road traffic accident on the eve of the home game against Séwé Sport of the Ivory Coast in the Group B in the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. The accident occurred near Maposa area and his car overturned several times as he was driving back to join the team in camp in Kitwe.[2]

Rivals

Nkana Fc vs Power Dynamos F.C. Their match being the biggest football game on the Zambian football calendar. The game is also Known as the Kopala Derby.

Achievements[edit]

1990
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2013
1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000
1964, 1966 (as Rhokana United)
1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000
1986, 1993
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2014

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2000 – Second Round
2002 – Second Round
2014 – Second Round
1998 – Quarter-Finals
2001 – Second Round
1999 – Second Round

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mopani seeks posts on Nkana executive". The Post Online. 2012-04-13. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Tragic loss!! Nkana coach Masauso Mwale dies". ZamFoot. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 

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